fireballer

noun

fire·​ball·​er ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce fireballer (audio)
: a baseball pitcher known for throwing fastballs
fireballing adjective

Examples of fireballer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Making matters worse, the Angels saw rookie fireballer Ben Joyce depart because of an injury. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2023 Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Former Gloucester High fireballer and Padres minor leaguer Rusty Tucker, his pitching coach since age 9, said White instantly became his top pupil at Legends Baseball in Middleton. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2023 Nichols was a junior catcher at Central Heights — a small school with graduating classes under 100 students — when Rodriguez arrived as a freshman fireballer. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 6 Apr. 2023 Lemont fireballer Sage Mardjetko is ready. Tony Baranek, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 See all Example Sentences for fireballer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fireballer was in 1928

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“Fireballer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fireballer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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